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We welcome bioscience graduates to our associate grade of membership

If you have been awarded a degree containing at least 50% biology in the final two years of study, or have a minimum of three years’ experience working in a full-time biology related position, you are eligible to apply for associate membership. We recognise this early stage of career development with the award of the postnominal letters AMRSB.

Those who can demonstrate equivalence through other education or training can also apply.

Join our community

Start your application to join us via our member's portal, mySociety.

Membership fees

Annual fee = £82
Recent graduates (2 years or less since graduation date) annual fee = £41*
There is a 50% discount (£41) if you are retired, on a career break, or not in paid employment.
PhD students = £41
Apprentices = £41
Students in full time education (undergraduate and masters degrees) = £15

Plus a one off £15 application fee

* Please email a copy of your degree certificate to membership@rsb.org.uk to apply at this rate

Current members wishing to transfer to a higher grade

Providing your subscription is up to date, current members only need to pay a £15 administration fee to apply to transfer their membership to a higher grade. Your new subscription rate will become due on the renewal date following your election. The £15 transfer fee is waived for students wishing to transfer to the associate (AMRSB) grade.

Special rates for individual members of our Member Organisations

Individual Members of the Society's Member Organisations can take advantage of a 50% reduced rate for the first two years of Royal Society of Biology membership. Please note that this offer is only available to new applicants from our Full Member Organisations, and not current members or members of our Supporting Member Organisations. To take advantage of the reduced rate please contact us for further details.

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Our network

The RSB welcomes membership applications from everyone irrespective of age*, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Eligibility and the awarding of membership is assessed against the RSB’s membership criteria.

The RSB is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences, and supports diversity throughout the sector; at school and higher education, in the workplace and training.


*Membership is not available to anyone under the age of 14. School or college students aged 14 to 19 can apply to become BioNet members of the RSB.